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TCI Hospitals Update: Trauma cases involving fatal shooting, illegal migrant collapsed, attempted suicide

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#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Tuesday April 10, 2018 – The TCI Hospitals in recent weeks has delivered urgent medical care to emergency cases involving some women in Providenciales; each case presenting significant emotional, physical and traumatic challenges for the Interhealth Canada run facility.

Magnetic Media inquiries on the Haitian woman found laying in the road shortly after a string of illegal boat landings to Provo; other questions on a popular mother of four who was shot  and killed and from the weekend, a distraught young woman who announced to the world via Facebook that she was going to take her own life, were all met with answers by the Hospitals.  

Public Relations Manager, Nikira John said of the latest case, “A female in her 20’s was transported to the Emergency Department of the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on the afternoon of 8th April 2018 by ambulance services and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force with a history of an alleged suicide attempt. The patient underwent immediate care and intervention by the Emergency Department team. The care of the patient required a multidisciplinary approach involving the Consultant Psychiatrist attached to the Department of Mental Health within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services.”

In an emotionally charged video broadcast, the woman weeping uncontrollably, revealing that she was unable to get any family member to hear of her problems and saying that her suicide was an attempt to make everyone who had ever hurt her sorry, that she wanted them to live with ‘causing’ her death, for the rest of their lives.  “Especially you!” she said into the cell phone, “You know who you are…”

Prayer requests were sent out over social media and there was reportedly a frantic search for the woman.  Eventually, she was found – alive, but having already done some damage to herself.  

The video hads gone viral, but appears to now be taken down from the social media page of Morris.

At this time, the young woman, identified on her Facebook page as Henricka Morris, is still receiving treatment.

“The patient remains under the care of the Consultant Psychiatrist and a multidisciplinary team from the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre who will continue to support the patient and her family. Due to patient confidentiality we are unable to provide any detailed information about her care.”

In another trauma case: Family, friends and loved ones continue to mourn the loss of ‘Deka’ Stubbs-Saintlemon who was fatally shot while leaving a night club on Leeward Highway on March 23, 2018.

Our news organization was bombarded with questions on the quality of care the mother of four received, after being struck, reportedly in a hail of gunfire said to be meant for someone else.

Ms. John said this at the time, “A female in her early 30’s presented to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre during the early morning hours of March 23rd 2018. The patient was transported to the Emergency Department via private vehicle with a history of sustaining a gunshot wound to the body. Upon arrival, the patient was unresponsive and critically injured. The onsite Emergency Team was activated and resuscitation efforts commenced. In accordance with standard hospital protocol, an on-call operating room team was immediately activated and mobilized to support the emergency response team who is permanently onsite.”  

The account laid out by the TCI Hospitals PR executive continued with, “A decision was made for surgical intervention and the patient was transferred to the Operating Theatre where she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. The matter was referred to the coroner as per hospital protocol. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family for their loss. Due to patient confidentiality, we are unable to provide any specific details.”

Andreka Stubbs-Saintlemon was an employee at Business Solutions, upon entering the store – customers are greeted with a smiling, happy portrait of the beautiful wife and mother, which even today still hangs on the double door in memory of the beloved employee.

And in yet another major medical matter, Magnetic Media received an update on the Haitian woman, who is believed to arrived into the country on one of five illegal Haitian boats.  The woman was said to have been living in the bushes for days, she was discovered in the road, collapsed and taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center.  

“A female patient in her early 40’s was transported to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre via ambulance on March 18th 2018. The patient was seriously ill and required resuscitation in the Emergency Department”

The state of the woman underscores the danger of taking the unauthorized voyages from Haiti.  At the time of our request in late March, “..the patient remains under clinical care and is presently in stable condition. Based on the information provided in relation to her suspected entry to the country, she is currently being guarded.”

Magnetic Media is a Telly Award winning multi-media company specializing in creating compelling and socially uplifting TV and Radio broadcast programming as a means for advertising and public relations exposure for its clients.

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Imminent Worldwide Measles Threat; 25 Million CHILDREN miss First Dose

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By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer

 

December 2, 2022 – Forty million children are at risk of Measles as what the World Health Organization is describing as an “imminent threat” takes shape. A joint report between the WHO and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control revealed that a record number of children missed their measles dose with 25 million children missing their first dose and 14.7 million children missing their second dose in 2021 alone.

Nine million cases of measles were recorded last year, twenty-two countries experienced large and disruptive outbreaks and 128,000 deaths occurred, the report says.

“The paradox of the pandemic is that while vaccines against COVID-19 were developed in record time and deployed in the largest vaccination campaign in history, routine immunization programmes were badly disrupted, and millions of kids missed out on life-saving vaccinations against deadly diseases like measles,” said Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Measles is easily one of the most contagious viruses in the world and while many people think itchy spots when they think of the disease it can cause pneumonia, seizures and brain damage in about 30 percent of infected individuals.

Herd immunity will not work with this disease, say experts, unless 95 per cent of people or more are vaccinated; only 71 per cent of children in 2022 are fully vaccinated.

“Measles anywhere is a threat everywhere” the report said, emphasizing that no WHO region has achieved and sustained measles elimination.

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Safe and Responsible Whale Watching Practices

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#TurksandCaicos, December 2, 2022 – As the migrating Humpback whales begin to grace our shores once again, the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources would like to appeal to all whale watching enterprises to carefully consider practices employed when enjoying and sharing encounters with these majestic animals.

Typically, the whales are migrating from the colder, nutrition-filled waters of the North Atlantic, to the warm waters of the West Indies. Along the way females will be accompanied by young, recently-calved juveniles, or may calve in warmer waters. Males may be solitary or move in larger groups in search of an appropriate mate.

As such, we are to respect this age-old migratory passage and act as custodians and stewards, ensuring the animals do not incur stress through overcrowding, inappropriately close encounters, racing vessels or an overstayed welcome.

Please adhere to the following etiquette to ensure a safe and sustainable whale-watching season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

For further information on humpback whales, the Turks and Caicos Islands Whale Project, or responsible whale watching practices, please contact the DECR at 338-4170 or environment@gov.tc .

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FIREARM HOLDERS RENEWAL NOTICE

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#TurksandCaicos, December 2, 2022 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is notifying ALL Firearm Holders,  that renewal of Firearm Licenses for 2023 , commences December 01st  2022,  from Monday- Friday between  the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Firearm Holders residing on Providenciales, will have renewals done at the Tactical Office, Criminal Investigations Department (CID)  Headquarters , Airport Road, Providenciales.

Firearm Holders residing on Grand Turk, will have renewals done at the Grand Turk Police Station.

North and Middle Caicos, can access renewals at the North Caicos Police Station , while South Caicos renewals will take place at the South Caicos Police Station.

Firearm Holders are also reminded to walk with the following ORIGINAL documents and COPIES of same: the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP), National Insurance Board (NIB) , Driver’s Licence and Passport .

 

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